Wednesday, September 3, 2008

An Anthology of Fuck-you Poems

Some of these are quite good. The translation from Catullus (pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo) isn't. I tried quite hard, and very unsuccessfully, to make something of that poem a couple of years ago; it's probably impossible to translate, at least into modern English, because there really isn't that much emotional force to shouting "faggot" any more.

I've always been a fan of that Ammons poem:

Their Sex Life

One failure
On top of another.

-- A.R. Ammons

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